Feb. 24, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Brent Yarborough will explain what defines harassment under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and how to stay in compliance during a webinar for AccountsRecovery.net on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1 pm ET.
What defines harassment under the FDCPA? Often, it is judges who are left to make that distinction, making the definition of harassment not always as black-and-white as collectors wished it was.
In this webinar, Mr. Yarborough and panel will help codify what defines harassment under the FDCPA and explain best practices to help companies comply with the law.
To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.
Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims.
Feb. 15, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice has published an article, “The two New Yorks and their proposed debt collection rules,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.
In the article, Mr. Maurice reviews rulemaking efforts underway in both New York City and New York State that could change the process through which debts are collected in New York.
“New York City may exclude creditors, but certain creditors may be pulled into DFS’ regulations if they acquire portfolios of consumer debt,” he writes. “If the DFS proposals are adopted in their present form, third-party debt collectors and debt buyers collecting consumer debt in New York State will need a top-down reassessment of their existing collection operations to comply with the amendments; and may find it difficult, if not impossible, to use Regulation F’s Model Validation Notice.”
Donald Maurice represents the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions and guiding businesses, trade associations and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters.
Feb. 1, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on data privacy, compliance, legislative, and regulatory matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 6-9.
Mr. Hochheiser will discuss current issues in the receivables management industry and share insights on how to mitigate risk and stay compliant.
Mr. Maurice will give a talk on ethics-driven compliance management and participate in a session reviewing new state and federal laws and regulations impacting the receivables management industry. He will also discuss federal developments in data privacy and security laws and regulations.
For more information about the Receivables Management Association International conference, click here.
Alan Hochheiser is a principal at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, where he advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. Mr. Hochheiser chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.
Donald Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI. He represents the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions and guiding businesses, trade associations and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.